The Pantone Color Of The Year 2020: Classic Blue

Classic Blue – Elegant in Its Simplicity

A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

About Pantone Color of The Year

For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

The Pantone Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.

About The Pantone Color Institute

The Pantone Color Institute is the business unit within Pantone that highlights the top seasonal runway colors, selects the Pantone Color of the Year, forecasts global color trends, and advises companies on color for product and brand visual identity.

Where Can you Use Classic Blue

Blue is a go-to pick for bedrooms and bathrooms, but there’s a lot more it can do. Take a look at these projects to get inspiration for how to bring Pantone’s Color of the Year into your home—whether you’re looking for a big lift or a little one.

Use A Little As An Accent On A Wood Ikea Dresser

The RAST chest from IKEA is a go-to for custom furniture creations, since the solid pine is easy to paint and the price—just $40—is right. Instead of painting your whole piece, paint just a couple drawers in a mid-tone blue (try Peek-a-Boo Blue by Valspar).

Or go all-in with a blue dresser

Painting a whole dresser blue looks especially sophisticated when you leave the legs natural wood and add leather pulls, as seen at Style Mutt Home. This dresser project uses Deep Breath by Behr, but for a closer match to Classic Blue try Beacon Blue by Behr.

Lean into the denim color with a faux-denim paint treatment for your walls

This paint technique looks like wallpaper, but is way faster, easier, and less expensive to pull off.  It would work in a living room, bathroom, dining room, or entry.

Punch up plain curtains

Blue dip-dyed curtains, suit a range of rooms: in a kid’s room, bedroom, but they’d look equally chic in a living room or dining room.

Will you use classic blue to redesign your home?

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